Using the six traits   This is a fabulous book for  teaching the six traits of writing through quality mentor text. Popular Children’s literature is used to model   what   the traits are/sound like and give examples that children would enjoy learning from. I have used this book from kindergarten to grade 8 !! It is a great way to introduce the concepts of the 6 traits and reinforce them as well. Reading and discussing is such a motivating way to teach these traits to young children. It makes such a  change from the many books that have  black line masters and photocopy work sheets.

“It is a teacher’s guide organized around renowned children’s books that provide a foundation for six lessons. Within each lesson plan you will find instructions for both students and teachers. There are 36 literature titles that are easily found in any library. Each book title is divided into Summer, Fall,Winter and Spring.